Last week the competition “Law as an App” was held for the first time within the Master Programme in Law & Information Technology, Department of Law, Stockholm University.
Three teams of students were tasked to come up with an idea for a legal service or app. In other words, they were expected to suggest a legal service, which can be of use for individuals, companies and/or lawyers. The students were encouraged to be as original as possible, and were allowed to freely choose subject and jurisdiction. Besides originality and ease of development, the students also had to show there was a practical need for the app, something which all teams managed perfectly. The suggested apps included:
- a mobile tool for lawyers with several functionalities,
- a transnational online copyright licensing management service, and
- a more transparent & privacy-aware targeted advertising & profile management app.
The panel of judges consisted of Helena Hallgarn and Ann Björk, Virtual Intelligence VQ and Johan Kahn, Delphi Law Firm. The judges gave feedback to the different teams and decided upon a winner. They were very impressed by the excellent work performed by all students and the inspiring presentations. The competition was very close and the winning team only won by one point. ProfileMe (a more transparent and privacy-aware targeted advertising and profile management tool) won the competition and the team received prizes from the judges.